New Birth of Freedom Council, BSA

Change in Service Center Hours on Thursday, October 21

To allow our staff members to attend a staff event, the Mechanicsburg Service Center will be temporarily closed from 12 Noon to 1 PM on Thursday, October 21.  The York Service Center will be temporarily closed from 11 AM to 2 PM that day.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. The Mechanicsburg and York...

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October Council-Wide Roundtable Follow-Up

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the October 2021 Council-wide Roundtable.  We had a great meeting and we hope that all of the participants were able to get a lot of good information on how to KEEP SCOUTING and to do so safely. We shared that during the presentation we would share both...

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Welcome Back Josh Nimmerichter as Ranger at Camp Tuckahoe

I am pleased to welcome back Josh Nimmerichter, who will be assuming the Facilities Manager/Ranger role at Camp Tuckahoe starting October 18, 2021.  In addition to his work at Tuckahoe, Josh will also oversee maintenance operations at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation. As many Scouters will recall, Josh served as Ranger at Hidden Valley from September...

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A Look Back at Rendezvous 2021 – The Dragon’s Quest

Rendezvous 2021 – The Dragon’s Quest – was a memorable weekend for so many reasons.  The overwhelming attendance at Rendezvous made clear that our Council’s Scouting family was ready for outdoor activities to return.  There were 1,024 weekend-long campers at Rendezvous, along with a total of 467 Saturday-only participants.  Combined with more than 250 staff...

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Camp Tuckahoe Ranger Scott Holbrook to Retire

With mixed emotions, I wanted to pass along the news to our New Birth of Freedom Council family that Scott Holbrook will be retiring as the ranger at Camp Tuckahoe on January 31, 2022.  Scott has served as the ranger at Tuckahoe since August 1999, and his skills, work ethic, and love of Scouting will...

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COVID Protocols for Service Centers and Scout Shops

The Delta variant is currently the predominant strain of the virus in the United States and its higher transmissibility is fueling a rapid and alarming rise in the COVID case and hospitalization rates around the country and here in south-central Pennsylvania. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended that everyone, regardless of vaccination status,...

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Service Centers and Scout Shops Closed July 5

The Mechanicsburg and York Council Service Centers and Scout Shops will be closed on Monday, July 5 to celebrate Independence Day.  Both Scout Shops will be open on Saturday, July 3 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Independence Day, commonly referred to as the Fourth of July, is a time to remember and appreciate our...

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NBOFC Scout Recognized for the BSA’s Top Eagle Service Project

A moment of inspiration from his eighth-grade honors history class motivated Christopher Adam of Troop 88 in Mechanicsburg, PA, to design and build an Eagle Scout project as a generational tribute to World War II veterans. “The trigger for my wanting to do this is that I was in my eighth-grade honors history class, and...

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BSA Membership Fee Increase Details and FAQ

Over the last year, we have seen the Scouting community come together, even while being physically apart, to bring solutions, relief, and comfort to those in need. Scouting continues to be a vital partner for communities across the country. The value of Scouting is undeniable for those within the program and the greater public, and...

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